If you are into keeping track of your daily step count and you use your iPhone's Health app to monitor it, then you probably get a little annoyed when you walk a decent distance without your iPhone. Thankfully you can manually enter data into the Health app, so if you missed out on some steps you can just enter them yourself. Obviously you'll need to know the amount of steps you missed recording, or at least have a rough estimate. You could take the walk again with your iPhone to count the actual steps or just enter your best guess.
iOS 13.6 has added a new category to the Health app - Symptoms. In the same way you can keep track of other statistics like your temperature, blood pressure and body mass index among others, this allows you to track a variety of symptoms based on severity and time, which can be invaluable in diagnosing what ails you when you meet with your doctor.
If you are feeling sick or otherwise unwell and want to track your symptoms ahead of a doctor appointment, here's how you can do it in the Health app on iPhone or iPad:
Mindfulness is the very simple concept of focusing one's attention on the present moment, which can be achieved through a number of meditative techniques. Derived from Buddhist practices, it is far from a fringe belief - in fact, it is now widely used in many clinical settings to alleviate symptoms associated with depression, anxiety and stress, and is employed in some behavioral and cognitive therapies.
Apple plans to add sleep tracking capabilities to the Apple Watch. Despite its many health monitoring features, including a built-in ECG function, the Apple Watch requires daily charging. With most users charging the wearable overnight, this prevents the device from being worn to analyze sleep patterns. Competing wearables such as Fitbit, Garmin and Withings boast multi-day battery life, allowing these devices to be worn overnight.
Thanks to the Apple Watch Heart Rate app, watch owners can keep track of their resting and active heart rates throughout the day. In some instances, users have become aware of heart problems and sought medical attention, all because of the heart rate sensors on their wrist. Apple has included a built-in function to warn those wearing an Apple Watch of an unusually high heart rate, however this function is switched off by default.